Head of Finance and Finance Managers

Birmingham, West Midlands
From 32K to 60K
13 Sep 2018
13 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Finance and Finance Managers

Ofwat (the Water Services Regulation Authority) is pursuing an ambitious business transformation programme making sure we have the skills, processes, systems, governance and organisational culture needed to enable us to deliver our new vision for the water and sewerage sectors. What we do makes a real difference to water customers across the country.

We are currently looking for a Head of Finance and two Finance Managers to join a small team in our Birmingham city centre offices.

As Head of Finance you will be joining at an exciting time - where the financial strategy will need to be refreshed as part of our business and operational planning with robust, strategic advice to our Senior Leadership team and Board on the financial opportunities and constraints facing Ofwat both in the short and medium term.

You will be a key leader within the finance team and report directly into the Director of Finance whilst having oversight and resource management responsibilities for Finance Managers across Management and Financial Accounting. Leading and co-ordinating essential operational finance activities such as preparing monthly and yearly financial/statutory reporting; building strong working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders such as the Leadership team and HM Treasury will also be crucial for this role.

In the role of Finance Manager, you will ensure that the day to day finance activities and processes operate effectively and efficiently in accordance with documented policies and procedures as well deliver improvements whilst maintaining adequate controls. Liaising with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders is also key to this role as you will be building strong relationships whilst being comfortable to challenge in order to deliver effective financial management.

As one of our Finance Managers, you must be able to demonstrate flexibility and be comfortable operating in a fast paced and agile environment. You will be an all-rounder capable of covering all elements of the routine work of the Finance Hub, providing resilience and support to ensure that team responsibilities are completed to time against the backdrop of a small team.

For further details on professional requirements and qualifications you need to have to help us succeed with our ambitious strategy, please visit our website.

We offer a substantial benefits package including 25 days holiday plus 10 ½ bank holiday and privilege leave days per annum and an excellent pension scheme. A truly flexible, autonomous and trust based working culture is on offer to help you succeed within Ofwat. For further information, a detailed role profile including benefits and how to apply, please visit our website http://www.ofwat.gov.uk/jobs/make-a-splash/

Please forward a CV and cover letter, including the relevant experience required for this post. Please ensure that you have outlined how your skills and experience meet the criteria set out in the requirements section of the role profile. All applications require a CV Supplement form (mandatory) and a Diversity form (optional) to be completed as part of the process, this can be found on our website.

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